"Beauty is the ray of comprehension and upliftment.

Not the Beauty of conventionality and deceit,
which harbors the worm of decadence,

but that Beauty of the spirit of truth which annihilates all prejudices.

Beauty alight with the true freedom
and attainment
and glorious with the miracle of flowers and of sounds."


  • Roerich Nicholas. ' Star of the Mother of the World.' In Shambhala. © Copyright 1930.
Nicholas Roerich Museum. n.p. n.d. Web. Accessed October 11, 2012. <http://www.roerich.org/nr.html?mid=wrtgs>.